Friday, October 29, 2010

Single Parent Appreciation!

My Mommy was transfered to the child support unit of her law firm after I had lived in her belly for about 5 months.  Her job was to help non-custodial parents stay out of jail when they didn't pay their child support.  She met a lot of single parents (the ex's of her clients) who were VERY cranky.  Mommy always seemed very surprised when the singles were so upset -- I mean she was only there to do a job.

So I decided to teach my Mommy a lesson.  In case you didn't know, Mommy LOVES to knit.  Today and through the weekend, there is a giant yarn conference being held in CT -- just the sort of thing Mommy loves.  I behaved super great in the days and weeks leading up to this giant event.  I slept well, made lots of cute faces -- I was just plain adorable. 

So Mommy decided to take me to the yarn conference with her.  Her plan was to take me to CT with her on Thursday, and stay overnight with Auntie Marji, Uncle Kevin, and cousins Maya and Jonah, and then go look at yarn the next day.  The catch: Daddy had to work.  Mommy, for a period of approximately 36 hours, would be a single parent.  But how hard could it be?  I mean, I am REALLY CUTE...

On Thursday morning, I was my usual sweet self.  Throughout the drive to CT, I was extremely cute.  When we got to Glastonbury, I played very nicely with cousin Maya.

Then, I took a nap on Uncle Kevin's pillow.

Then, I woke up and did a photo shoot with Jonah.  Then, I had a drink and a second nap. 

And then I taught Mommy a lesson.  I woke up from my nap and cried at the top of my lungs for 45 minutes, until Mommy swaddled me up and put me back to bed.  Then, I broke free from the MIRACLE SWADDLE three times!!!!!

First, I wiggled out a foot.

Then I wiggled out two elbows.

And hallelulah, I was FREE!!!!

 And then I cried.  And cried and cried and cried.  And then I cried some more.

The next day, Mommy took me to the yarn conference.  She said that even though she was very tired because I cried all night, she wanted to leave before Auntie Marji had to kick us out.

At first, I really wasn't sure I wanted to go.

But then I was okay with it.  I mean, at least Mommy uses the yarn she buys to make stuff for me.

And then it was a little boring, but at least I didn't cry.

And then we met Goomie and Auntie Marji, Maya and Jonah for lunch.  I wore my pea costume.

I was cute as a button.  And then I cried.  And cried and cried and cried and cried.  And then we drove home.  And I cried.  And cried and cried and cried and cried.  We got home, and I cried some more.  And finally Mommy called Daddy and told him to come home. 

Being a single parent is not so easy, huh???

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

The Mouse and the Moose, Part 2

Remember my friend Moose? 

Look at how big we have both grown!!!

This is Moose with his Mommy.

And this is Mommy's friend, Shanna, holding me at lunch so I wouldn't feel left out while Mommy was taking pictures of Moose.

Monkey Boy!

Monkeys are my very favorite animal...

This is me wearing my monkey outfit.

Mommy made me wear a bib so I wouldn't drool on it...

This is what happens when I DON'T wear a bib. 

But I still look cute, don't I?

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Wonderous Pictures of Wonderous Me!

Sometimes, pictures are worth a bazillion words...

Rock On!!!

Swinging Shane

My Grammy and Grampy bought me a beautiful swing!  Check me out!!!

I can't help but relax in this swing!  I can listen to music and nature sounds.  I can swing and vibrate.  It is just amazing.  And then Mommy and Daddy can relax too....  Everybody wins...

Shane and Mommy

Bumbo Baby

Look at me, sitting in a bumbo!  I am SUCH A BIG BOY!!!

To make my first sit even more special, I am wearing a sweater made especially for me by my Mommy!

Here I am, still in the bumbo seat, making a funny face at Auntie Marji...

I can sit AND smile at the same time!

My cousin Maya hugged me in the bumbo seat!  I LOVE her...

Especially when she feeds me!!!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

I Like Me a Big Bed

I have a beautiful crib that Grammy and Grampy bought me.  But sometimes, I like to share Mommy and Daddy's big bed.

Sometimes, even Penny joins us!

I Can Smile! And make other expressions...

I may not have teeth, but I can smile with the best of them!

Sometimes, I don't smile.  I need some time to just hang around and think.

And sometimes I make worried faces -- like when Mommy dresses me up like a cow and expects me to go out...

Monday, October 4, 2010

Sleeping Like a Baby

I need my sleep because I am a growing boy.

Sleeping in the carseat...

Sleeping on Mommy...

Sleeping in the Moby Wrap...

Sleeping in the Baby Bjorn AND the pink seat AT THE SAME TIME!!!

Sleeping on Daddy...